The bee hive is humming with activity as spring is finally here and the Granby Education Foundation is planning its 15th annual Gran-Bee trivia contest. A buzz of activity can be heard from GEF’s question committee as they hunt down topics both fantastic and germane to craft questions for Gran-Bee teams. Three-person teams will be challenged with these questions by returning emcee, First Selectman Scott Kuhnly on Friday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Granby Memorial High School auditorium. Winners receive a six-month membership at the Farmington Valley YMCA.
The Gran-Bee, celebrating its 15th year, has become a must-attend televised event attracting over 400 attendees annually. Suspense and silliness reign, making the Gran-Bee entertaining for children and adults alike. Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of laughter and competition. Bring the whole family to cheer on the teams. Or, if you’re looking to be more than a spectator, enter your team into the competition. Team registration forms are on the GEF’s website at granbyeducationfoundation.org and are due by April 13.
Local “buzz-nesses” have supported the Bee for many years and continue to do so. This year’s sponsors include: Simsbury Bank, Fredo Landscaping, the Farmington Valley YMCA (Swarm Sponsors), Lost Acres Orchard, MeadowBrook of Granby, Northwest Community Bank (Honey Bee Sponsors); Arrow Concrete Products, Avon Plumbing, Beehive Home, Granby Dental Center and Han/@ The Barn Restaurants (Honeycomb Sponsors).
As a team, sponsor, or attendee, you support continual learning for all community members through education and the arts. The GEF is proud to have supported projects for Granby citizens such as the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series, the outdoor performance stage at Valley Pre-School, and the Summer Drama Academy with Hartford Stage as well supporting STEM programs, robotics, and emerging leadership (DECA) education and mentoring. GEF’s signature project, the Salmon Brook Ecology Center located at the Granby Middle and High School complex, provides students with hands-on learning experience as environmental stewards. To support programs such as these, it’s time to have a ‘spring’ in your step and join us at the Bee. Mother Nature is saving you a seat.